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google. innovation has always been on my mind. i've assumed this was an area where america remained head and shoulders above the world. that's where our future lies, how we'll move up the value chain and reuate new jobs for the future. over the last few months i've been having second thoughts. i've been reading these new studies that use not polls of experts but hard data and they suggest that america's lead is slipping. in fact, one of them looks at the degree to which countries are adjusting and improving their research technology and regulatory policies to stay competitive. and it finds that the united states has made the least progress of the 36 nations in four regions studied. you can go to our website for the actual studies. consider the three most important technologies in alternative energy that are likely to yield big payoffs -- solar, wind and battery power. america doesn't measure up to asia in any of the three. take solar energy. japan and china each have three of the top ten companies in that field. america has only two. let's be clear. america still dominates the world of i
of knnovell before he took on google. i've assumed this was an area where america remained head and shoulders above the world. that's where our future lies, how we'll create new jobs for the future. over the last few months i've been having second thoughts. i've been reading these new studies that use not polls of experts but hard data and they suggest that america's lead is slipping. in fact, one with of them looks at the degree to which countries are adjusting and improving their research technology and regulatory policies to stay competitive. and it finds that the united states has made the least progress of the 36 nations in four regions studied. you can go to our website for the actual studies. consider the three most important technologies in alternative energy that are likely to yield big payoffs -- solar, wind and battery power. america doesn't measure up to asia in any of the three. take solar energy. japan and china each have three of the top ten companies in that field. america has only two. let's be clear. america still dominates the world of innovation by any measure, but the res
but this country. this is a big alaska bald eagle. it's larger than the bald eagles that might live in america. >> larry: the bird of america? >> exactly. a lot of eagles are shot thinking they may be a buzzard or something but they're an immature bald eagle. if that were a wild bird, larry, those talons would go through her skin, break her bones and in a second. the pressure on the arm is beyond anything you can imagine. >> i work out. >> look at that peek there. it's used for tearing. >> when he does that, what is he doing, is he refreshing herself? >> she's just getting comfortable on my arm. she's stretching out her wings like we stretch our arms. >> larry: i got to get one more. >> thank you. >> larry: and now we have a red-crested turacao. >> look at the colors on the screen. look at this head. i think it dates back to australia, that prehistorici ii birds. >> larry: the next guest can outjump kobe bryant, now if only a basketball, who knows? that's in 60 seconds. stay with us. make that paperwork go away... ...making the process faster and easier to manage - not to mention you're saving
of america is. palin's book "going rogue" right now number one on amazon's best-seller list. that brings to us tonight's punch line, courtesy of wanda sykes. she gets the last laugh on attorney general eric holder. >> i want to know why people paying attention to attorney general eric holder? our attorney general, he said he's not scared to bring the terrorists here. you know, i like that. why are people feeling secure about that? but i think the problem is, because, you know, eric holder looks like steadman. >> wanda sykes, everybody. that is the "mash-up." >>> breaking news tonight, president obama meeting with his war council, a decision on how many troops to send to afghanistan, coming as early as next week. the big question, though, how will he pay for it? tonight's newsmaker, a key democrat who wants a war tax. >>> plus, a medical breakthrough. a man who doctors thought was in a coma for 23 years was conscious the earn tire time and could hear everything going on around him. voices heard. now, the president and congress are moving forward... with reform that includes the best ideas
continent of america? a species of owls. except for antarctica. >> larry: don't tell me an owl. >> an owl, exactly. let me show you something, larry. people ask, why does he turn his head that way. the eyes are so big. i was going to say if i see pretty girl, you can take your eyes without moving your head, right. the owl, he cannot do that. with his eye socket, he cannot turn his eyes. isn't that amazing? the ears are not up here like the little tufts are. the ears are faced like this, like a cup. so this owl -- neither one of them -- they like insects. this owl, that likes the insects, too. this owl, if he's out for a mouse or rat in this room, he can hunt in that location without seeing it. that's why they call it the wise old owl because of its senses. its brain, larry, is very small. how much do you think an owl weighs? >> larry: 35 pounds. >> you hear that? i'm not laughing at you. >> larry: yes, you are. what does it weigh? >> only two pounds. it's all feathers and hollow bones. can you imagine this? >> larry: my goodness. >> look at this, larry, it just disappears inside. >> larry
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afghanistan and pakistan. it's conducted from thousands of miles away in suburban america. >> reporter: look around this room. it's been hit by a missile fired from an unmanned aerial vehicle, a uav, more commonly known as a drone. the family living here say children were killed in this u.s. attack. the children were never the target, but in pakistan's tribal border region, the death spelled trouble for u.s. foreign policy. where many believe that fighting with drones is cowardly. >> last year, one of the most popular songs in pakistani pop culture was a song whose lyrics talked about how america fights without honor. >> reporter: launched from just over the border in afghanistan, the pilotless predator and reaper drones are the answer to so many of the u.s. military's problems. credited with killing more than a dozen al qaeda leaders. >> the real advantage of unmanned aerial systems is they allow you to project power without projecting vulnerability. >> reporter: this is what the view looks like from a drone. and this is how effective they can be. those men on the corner are firing guns. th
want you to listen. >> we liberated more than 25 million afghans. now america and our 25 nato allies and 17 partner nations are standing with the afghan people as they defend their free society. the enemy is determined. the terrain is harsh and the battle is difficult, but our coalition will stay in this fight. we will not let the taliban or al qaeda return to power, and afghanistan will never again be a safe haven for terrorists. >> president bush acknowledged then that the incoming administration faced a volatile situations in several hot spots, especially along afghanistan's border with pakistan. well, for more than 20 years he endured a private hell. doctors thought he was in a coma, but he was cautioonscious along unable to speak and now he tells cnn about his nightmare. as seven suspects are charged with a terror incident in mumbai, last year's terror attacks could have been worse. meet one man who might have served thousands of train travelers that day. >>> and is it a bird or a plane? well, no, some say it's a rocket man trying to do what no other man trying to do what no oth
is on the rise in america. a stunning new report says 49 million people in this country including 17 million children have trouble getting enough food last year. i'll speak with the agriculture secretary, tom vilsack. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> this week hearings and investigations began into the massacre of 13 soldiers at ft. hood, texas. the number one question, why didn't anyone in charge see it coming? i spoke about that with congressman pete hoekstra, he's the ranking member of the house intelligence committee. congressman, thanks very much for coming in. i know you're getting ready to catch a flight. are you satisfied with the answers you're getting so far from the executive branch of the u.s. government whether the pentagon or the administration, the army, as far as this investigation is concerned? >> no, wolf, i'm really not. and i think i probably share some of the same frustrations that senator lieberman has. i applaud the senate for holding public hearings. i hold them -- i applaud
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are talking about a fundamental reset of the u.s. economy. that america was living high off the hog, american households and the whole country was living off of borrowed money and that this reset is going to mean people save more and people consume less and the economy grows more slowly and i think that's going to be a really wrenching social adjustment. >> you have identified one big issue in the jobs market and the problem we have got. the other one, bill, is that so many of these jobs that have been lost have been lost in manufacturing. and regardless of where you stand on whether we should have better manufacturing policy or we should manufacture more, the reality is manufacturing jobs, particularly lower paying jobs have left this country and higher paying ones have left this country. >> yes, we have major losses in manufacturing and major losses in construction and that's why we have seen men's unemployment rates rise faster than women's. we are a service based economy and particularly after november, october of 2008, this recession began to look like that garden variety recession where
. in america we think a lot about south asia. and we now call it afpac. fixated on stabilizing afghanistan, washington seems to be relying more and more heavily on pakistan to tackle the taliban problem. in doing so, more disushingly, washington seems to be adopting the world view of the pakistani army, an army that created the taliban and despite $10 billion of aid from the united states, has taken no serious steps to dismantle it. pakistan's long-standing position has been that it has a right to see a pro-pakistani government in afghanistan. the respected expert harrison noted that in an interview him in 1988, pakistan's president demanded "a regime to our liking in kabul." last year a pakistani general told the director of the cia, quote, that pakistan has to support the taliban in afghanistan otherwise india will rein. and now general stan mcchrystal has echoed the pakistani line by increasing indian influence to afghanistan is likely to exacerbate. pakistan and afghanistan here in trouble. but dysfunctional small states don't create opportunities for political stability and world orde
'll use this as an opportunity to spread his ideology, to attack america, to put america on trial. this is not going to be about his guilt or innocence. for khalid shaikh mohammed, it's going to be about what america has done to him and to his people. that is what this is about. we don't believe this is something that civilian courts should be -- have to be subjected to or designed to handle properly. remember that a defendant in a criminal case has an absolute right to testify if he wants to. nobody can prevent him from doing that. if he wants to get on the stand and spended two days, three days, a week, talk about his ideology, spread hate, explain why america is wrong, he'll be able to do that. >> which defendants have done in the past. jeff, based on what we hear now are both bill burke in this case and former vice president cheney right? what's to keep this from evolving into a show trial as the former vice president called it? >> the supreme court says they have to have a trial somewhere, has to be a military commission or a civilian court. in either place, he's going to get
of jobs in america. where are we, where are we going, and more importantly, how do you find a job if you're out of work? >> at the end of 2007 when the recession began, the unemployment rate was below 5%. for those 7 million jobs we've lost since, how long will it take to get those jobs back? >> well, with us for the hour, chrystia freeland, the managing editor of the "financial times" here in the u.s., and rutgers professor, bill rogers, former chief economist with the department of labor. welcome to both of you. thank you for being here. bill, you have been poring through the numbers. it's bad. we all know it's bad. double-digit unemployment. i think what most people need to know is where is the trend? where is it going? >> most private sector forecasters are looking at over the next few years, we're going to still be at 9% to 10%. there is the congressional budget office led by doug elmendorf they are willing to take that risk and they recognize there's a bigger error going out and it's going to take us a while to get back to full employment to recover the 7 million jobs. plus the 3 m
. that's happening now. america's most dependable 3g network. bringing you the first and only wireless 4g network. right now get a free 3g/4g device for your laptop. sprint. the now network. deaf, hard-of-hearing and people with speech disabilities access www.sprintrelay.com >>> jacqui jeras has news about your thanksgiving. you were in charge of the pies and the cornbread stuffing. how did it turn out? >> great. >> yeah? >> i'm a good pie maker. >> are you really? >> yeah. >> what did mom make? >> what did mom make? mom made some rolls. my sister did the turkey. >> who is a better cook? >> my sister's husband. >> better than your mom? >> mom is better. your mom did everything, right? >> yeah. we don't want to talk about it. i could barely get in my suit. >> wear the big pants. >> what is a busy day? today or tomorrow? the wednesday before and the sunday after. we expect we are going to have some travel delays. today if you were traveling or trying to enjoy the out of doors. we had trouble in the northeast. it looks good on the radar but the wind has been the problem. wind advisories have
and the people of america a very, very happy thanksgiving. ladies and gentlemen -- [ applause ] -- i invite you to join me in a toast to the health and happiness of president barack obama and the first lady, mrs. obama, the friendly people of the united states of america and stronger and stronger friendship between india and the united states of america. >> cheers. cheers. >> thank you. thank you, everybody. enjoy your evening. >> larry: and the dinner begins. this is an outdoor dinner. it's under a tent on the south lawn of the white house. i've attended a couple of these. the ones i attended were inside. they hold a lot more people there. we'll have a major panel discussing all this. i want to get a word or two with sally quinn, who will be with us, the co-founder of on faith at washingtonpost.com and she's launched the party, a column on entertaining in the style tex of "the post." how important are these dinners, sally? >> i think the prime minister said it best when he said strategic partnership. you heard their toast. it wasn't anything about music, flowers -- well, it was some, but it wa
feinstein says the system is in need for an overhaul. >> america's in serious problems with respect to health care. we virtually every other developed country has a better system than we do. ours is costly in places it's ineffective, deeply troubled, and the time has come to really see that people who have no insurance can get insurance. >> well, the senate's top republican says democrats are taking an arrogant approach to hx health care reform. democrats are ignoring the will of the people. >> on a scale of one to ten, likelihood the senate will pass a health care legislation this year and congress will send the president a bill before the state of the un you address next year? >> we don't often ignore the wishes of the american people. they are screaming, many, telling us, please don't pass this, don't pass this bill. if the majority is hellbent on ignoring wishes of the american people, they have 60 votes in the senate. you would think that they might be able to do this, but i believe there are a number of democratic senators who do care what the american people think and are not
's package shows from the drones, from other sorts of attacks. so america doesn't have enough forces on the ground to actually hurt the taliban. the idea would be to put pressure on them, to turn the screw and to bring them to the negotiating table which we see the afghan government trying to do. more importantly, and perhaps poignantly, we have the indian leader in the country today meeting with the president. and what americans need to understand, and this is a bit difficult, american soldiers are dying, more because of india's rivalry with pakistan, using afghanistan as a battlefield than it has anything to do with jihad or holy woar or the taliban. >> obviously, michael, that's something the president talked about with the prime minister of india today. i know there's been a split. i have spoken with senior administration officials over months on end here about this top down versus bottom up approach that you either build up the afghan army and police or try to work with the war lords, the small militia groups to take on the taliban themselves. how do you think more u.s. troops i
from other countries, his name is david obay who's saying america's domestic agenda is more important than afghanistan. >> i do want to do everything i can to make sure that the white house and everybody in congress understands that there are huge financial costs in this war. we saw the progressive movement in this country back before the 20s wiped out by world war i. we saw harry truman's fair deal what typed out by korea, we saw linden johnson's great society wiped out by vietnam. i don't want to see the restructuring and the reforming of our own economy wiped out because we get stuck in a ten-year war that isn't paid for. >> so the president may have a fight on his hands. not with republicans, but within his own party. we're goings to be watching as this shakes out. the pentagon preparing to send 34,000 new troops to afghanistan. the president to announce that next week, probably tuesday. >> if it's a time of the alleged defense, he lacked the mental capacity to be able to commit those offenses. >> that's the lawyer, he's the attorney for major nadal hasan laying the ground work fo
. >> reporter: bank of america is launching what it calls a credit card clarity campaign. so beginning tomorrow, it's going send out one page summaries to 40 million of its customers and the letter is going to have the following, it's going to include interest rates to pay for what you buy for balance transfers, cash advances, it's also going to have payment information on how to keep your account in good standing. it's going to spell out all of the fees you're likely to pay, annual transaction and late fees. now, all of this coming after a lot of confusion and outrage with card companies hitting consumers are with those exorbitant late fees. they're making all of these changes before the new legal reforms are going to take effect that are going to restrict their ability to make these changes. so you know, they've cut their credit limits, raised interest rates and their fees. some of them are trying to make consumer-friendly changes ahead of the new reform laws that take effect in february. tony that includes bank of america, trying to be more friendly, i think. >> well, yeah. so allison, are t
to kennedy? >> america is a culture that prizes tolerance. any kind you can cast an institution as somehow intolerant, that usually adds up to bad pr. and, as i say, at least to date, many analysts would credit the bishops with the lead role, for example, in skering pa isecurine of the amendment. as that debate unfolds, everyone expects the bishops to play a lead role. i suspect this revelation is in some ways calculated to attempt to kind of anyodiminish their credibility and hence their political effectiveness. >> what's your understanding as to whether patrick kennedy has been able to receive communion in this amount of time? has he? >> i don't know how often representative kennedy goes to mass. i can assure you had he been publicly turned away from a communion line some place we would know about it. the practical reality is that while the american bishops are uniformly opposed to abortion and take that very seriously as a principle of catholic teaching, the vast majority are opposed to using communion as a political weapon. most of them have avoided this high profile spat with politici
critical for america and her banker it is to work together to battle the global >> as president hu indicated we recession. discussed what is required to sustain this economic recovery so that economic growth is followed by the creation of new jobs and a lasting prosperity. so far china's partnership has proved critical in our effort to pull ourselves out of the worst recession in generations. >> now, china went into an economic tailspin after the united states and it recovered before the united states. it's ready to outpace the u.s. in economic growth, again, this year. what is china doing that we're not that we can do better? let's have this conversation with the chief economist diane swank and anchor of qwest means business on cnn international. richard, let's start with you. the international perspective first. let's answer that basic question. things have got to change in order for the world to recover. in the way china does things and the way america does things. are we headed towards that change? >> no, i don't think we are any time soon because what you're talking about is f
of people that are uninsured, which is why prices are so high. i think clearly it is time that america come to terms with this. i think most americans agree. that's why this administration was elected. i think they are fulfilling the promises that they made. and i think that we cannot continue to act as if this will just heal itself. there has to be some hard decisions made. i think the congress has made some. i think the senate is moving in that direction, and it's the right direction. >> larry: i have to get a break. we'll continue on this and other topics as well with ann coulter and al sharpton. don't go away. now your chase card let's you make your own payment plan for what you charge. introducing blueprint. blueprint's free and exclusively for chase customers. for a big purchase, there's split. it lets you decide how much... or how many months you want to pay. so you can be comfortable managing all of your large purchases. if having a plan matters, chase what matters. create your own blueprint at chase.com/blueprint. it doesn't cover everything. insured by united healthcare insurance
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, that america can achieve unprecedented health insurance reforms that expand coverage, reduce cost and provide stability for those with existing coverage. we accomplish these goals without posing long term risk for taxpayers. it was not a perfect bill. we never see perfect bills around here, quite frankly. i can honestly say, i will fight hard, so that our final product will be more closely resembling the common sense deficit-reducing plan we produced in the senate finance committee. at times like this, i think it is very important to remember the very reasons we began this debate all together. small businesses, madame president, are reaching the breaking point financially because of the rise in health care costs. nationally, our economic recovery will only be slowed by the inflationary cost of health care. taxpayers and the insured are baring the cost of medical treatment for the uninsured at the most expensive point of delivery, the emergency rooms. it's a model that waits until people get sick rather than focusing on the wellness, prevention and good management of illness that keeps people
. the president tends to america's relationship with india and hosts its prime minister to a state dinner. it is the first of this administration. >>> and jennifer hudson, well, she's going to be here as well as there. the oscar and grammy winner will sing for the president and guests, but, first, she's going to be here in "the situation room" and she previews one of the songs for us. wolf blitzer is off today. i'm suzanne malveaux in cnn's command center for breaking news, politics and extraordinary reports for around the world. you're in "the situation room." >> virtually the entire nation and the world waits to hear on how many more american troops president obama might send to afghanistan. well, today it was the president himself who fueled the fire. he is giving a sense of when he's going to announce that decision, and although his plans are shrouded in secrecy, cnn is getting new information on just how many troops the pentagon is planning for. i want to go straight to our white house correspondent dan lothian. obviously, dan, that's the question that everybody is asking. do we know
i believe are pending. >> -- followed by the national anthem of the united states of america. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> prime minister singh, members of the indian delegation, on behalf of michelle and myself, it is a great pleasure to welcome you to the white house. on behalf of the american people, it is my great honor to welcome you to the united states. mr. prime minister, yours is the first official state visit of my presidency, and it is fitting that you and india be so recognized. this visit reflects the high esteem in which i and the american people hold your wise leadership. it reflects the abiding bonds of respect and friendship between our people, including our friends in the indian-american community, who join us here today. but above all, your visit at this pivotal moment in history speaks to the opportunity before us, to build the relationship between our nations, born in the last century, into one of the defining partnerships of the 21st century. for while our two nations have taken different paths to reach this moment, ours is a common st
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not resemble victory as america knows it. also tonight, nip and tax? taxing cosmetic surgery to finance health insurance for people who can't afford it? sound like a good plan? maybe not after you find out who's really effected here and what happened when one state actually tried this. we are grilling doctors and lawmakers tonight, "keeping them honest." >>> plus, the republican party's ten new commandments. it's a purity test. how many republicans would pass? would ronald reagan make the grade? we have the answers and the "raw politics" ahead tonight. >>> three months after the commander general stanley mcchrystal called for more forces and eight years after the war began, the outlines are coming into focus. reportedly as many as 34,000 additional troops will be sent, on top of 20,000 the president sent in march and would push force levels there above the 100,000 mark. the new strategy evolving out of at least nine top-level white house meetings in consultation with former commanders, including general colin powell who along with more than 300 others is spending the evening in a massive tent
abdullah of jordan is one of america's key allies, and never before has an arab head of state addressed the national conference of a major jewish lobby. so is the balance of power about to shift? i sat down with jeremy ben-ami, executive director of j street and david harris, the executive director of the ajc, american jewish committee. we did invited aipac to participate, but they declined. >> thank you both, gentlemen, for coming here. you're talking first about safeguarding the democratic state of israel. surely all the jewish pro-israel lobby groups share the same goal. why not a different and a new one? >> well, i think the sense of urgency has never been greater to address the single greatest threat that israel faces to its future as a jewish and democratic state. >> which is? >> which is the demographic reality that within a matter of years there will be more nonjews than jews between the jordan river and the mediterranean. at that point israel can really no longer remain both jewish and democratic. therefore, to avoid that we have to find some way to get to a two-state solution
in killing each other and please help president obama, people, from the united states of america, give him all of the support you can. he's doing the best he can. and god bless you all and have a wonderful thanksgiving. >> we want to hear from you. you can call us with your comments. here's the number 17 hlg -- hundreds of you have called to express your opinion. it's amazing to see this. the reactions and comments pretty much right down the middle. we are already getting a lot of i-reports from you about this as well. josh levs is following them for us. josh, what are you getting? >> good to see you. i tell you, we're hearing it on all sides. let's get straight to the first one. this is from someone who doesn't think more troops are the answer. >> we do have to win hearts and minds of the people but that's hard and cannot be accomplished through just military power and through military might, which we have enough. looking back at vietnam and looking back at all of the other wars we fought in the recent -- winning the military aspect is no problem for us. it's winning the political. >> som
a million. and new home sales rose 6.2% in october. >>> october saw america's jobless rate reach 10.2%, that's nearly 16 million people out of work. and it means more people who need help and fewer with the means to give it. our jim acosta is live in washington with a closer look at the hard times this holiday season. good morning, jim. >> good morning, joe. and happy thanksgiving. you know, it's hard to tell, from talking to a lot of charities, they have a lot of anecdotal evidence that the need is up across the country. and as you mentioned, economists seem to say the recession is ending, but too many americans are not feeling it down on main street this holiday season, so charities, businesses, even government agencies are getting creative to help those in need. >> reporter: it's a new sign of the nation's hard times during the holidays. not the ringing of the salvation army bell -- >> just like that. >> reporter: but the credit card machine, that now comes with the kettle. >> it's one more tool for us to be able to use to help people, men and women, boys and girls, in our community. >> r
owner with her husband. the couple are co-chairs of america's polo club. the pair will be larry king's guests monday night. big stories making cnn wire now. philippine police file murder charges against a local politician. the mayor with his head covered you see in a second is charged in monday's massacre of 57 people who supported the political rival. five others reportedly will face charges among them three police officers. >>> somber ceremonies across mumb mumbai, india. a terror attack left more than 160 people dead. ten pakistani militants over four days and three nights stalked and killed people at three luxury hotels. >>> president obama out with the thanksgiving day message. his comments focusing on the economy and health care. here's a portion. >> as much as we have to be thankful for, we also know that this year millions of americans are facing very difficult economic times. many have lost jobs in this recession. the worst in generations. many more are struggling to afford health care premiums and house payments let alone to save for an education or retirement. too many are
in america, well, then how do you explain all this? chevy malibu, cobalt, silverado, and the all-new equinox. compare them to anyone. may the best car win. >>> back with two top senators. republican richard lugar and democrat jack reed. let's stay on afghanistan. you mentioned before the break, senator lugar, the goal is to train 134,000 afghan security forces by next october. that would require 5,000 a month. and yet, just this past month, the afghani government failed its target by more than 2,000. some would say that this is iraq deja vu. that the united states government keeps say we're going to train them, we're going to train them, we're going to train them and because of problems with the afghan government, in this case, corruption, people leaving once they get the training, it won't get done. do you trust the other side of the equation? do we have a reliable partner in the afghan government? >> for the moment, we don't have a reliable partner. and that's a question, clearly, of the building process. if the training occurs, will the government really take hold? we don't know, frankly.
terrorists, and pursuing our shared vision of a world without nuclear weapons. >> india and america are separated by distance but bound together by the values of democracy, rule of law and respect for fundamental human freedoms. >> reporter: there's also some hard cash involved in this. american businesses are looking at india and seeing dollar signs because as you look at their infrastructure rebuilding, ports, airports, roads, etc., the chamber of commerce predicts they could over the next five years, u.s. companies could make $500 billion. this is also a good deal. >> what do both sides get out of this state visit? >> reporter: i think the united states gives india what it wants which is recognition that it is a very important country in the world right now, that in spite of the fact the obama administration is paying a lot of attention to china and pakistan that india really does matter. that's what india wants. the united states really wants business and it also wants the help of india in a lot of these strategic areas. >> you know, jill, big prize for india would be if preside
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that line from afghanistan to the united states of america and say, you know why we're here? do you remember 9/11? do you remember al qaeda? our mission, as he described early spring is to seek, destroy and get rid of al qaeda to a certain extent and the taliban when there's overlap there which is a lot of it. he needs to remind people that this isn't about propping up karzai. this is not about the afghan government. that's obviously an element you've got to strengthen, but it's not about that, it's about us, and if he can't make that connection, he's got a problem. >> if this continues to spiral downward, next year you have pakistan where they have nuclear weapons. >> and to that point, have the american people -- do our presidents, do our members of congress, do us in our business, do we spend enough time constantly reminding people? because even if things go perfectly in afghanistan, most of al qaeda is on the pakistan side. so essentially u.s. forces in afghanistan are the fire department that if pakistan does its job, al qaeda can't come across the border seeking refuge. >> absolutely.
star adam lambert is finding out the hard way. abc's "good morning america" pulled the plug on his live performance tomorrow morning all because of the smooch he shared with his keyboardist at the american music awards. the good news for lambert, cbs' "early show" booked him right away and all of this gives us a chance to show the greatest hits of controversial kisses, most of which don't seem like that big of a deal all these many years later, take a look. ♪ kiss ♪ you've got to not talk dirty baby if you want to impress me ♪ >> your nose is cold. ♪ you can't be too flirty, mama ♪ ♪ i know how to undress me ♪ kiss >> adam lambert, no worries, the careers of these controversial killers turned out just fine. >>> octomon suleman has her own morning show tour. here is what she told abc about the chances of having yet another baby. >> will you ever have more children? >> oh, my goodness, i don't even want to talk about that. i don't know, if i get married some day in the future. >> you could see maybe having more? >> by choice for almost ten years and if i wanted to do it in t
from chevy. with roadside assi0mance and courtesy transportation, it's the best coverage in america. >>> you know it's the season to shop. really yesterday was the day. they call it black friday. and retailers were encouraged by people who opened their wallets on black friday to kick off the start of the christmas shopping season. a national research firm says total spending was up about half a percentage point from last year. jcpenneys and sears among the chains that reported having a good day. the increase may get bigger when they total up cyber sales. one analyst said the average online customer spent 35% more yesterday compared to a year ago. jacqui jeras, that is good news. i wonder if they had some good weather shopping. were you out there on black friday? did you go -- >> no, i worked yesterday. but a lot of places had two-day deals, and i did a little bit of shopping this morning. >> you did? >> couldn't help myself. i love a bargain. a lot of people love a bargain. >> you bought stuff for everybody on the show, right? >> of course. yes. what was on your list? no, i'm just k
and their assault on america." and in atlanta, reverend al sharpton, the civil rights leader. he is in atlanta as part of n.a.n.'s national day of outrage, advocating for an end to gun and gang violence. okay. ann, the senate is set to move forward on the debate on health care. as a conservative, do you agree that there are problems, that the health care system needs change? >> yes. mostly caused by government intervention. for one thing, two main problems with government intervention, one is going back to world war ii when fdr imposed wage and price controls. employers started providing health care for employees. they couldn't offer their employees higher salaries so instead they offered them health care. because of that, it's hard and now there is a tax deduction. now in law. it's very hard to get health insurance outside of your employer. and you always want to be the one holding the credit card for good service. and the second problem is mostly state regulation, making insurance very expensive by requiring it to cover all sorts of things like viagra and restless leg syndrome and marriage c
to declare your independence? independence is the spirit that drives america's most successful investors. announcer: trade commission-free for 30 days plus get $100 cash when you open an account. >>> fredericka whitfield is monitoring some other important stories incoming into "the situation room" right now. what's going on. >> reporter: hello, everyone. demonstrations are in play at a couple of university of california campuses where students are protesting a 32% tuition hike. the occupied positions of uc buildings in los angeles, berkeley, davis and santa cruz late yesterday. sit-ins still happening at berkeley at santa cruz. university officials passed a tuition hike yesterday saying it's needed because of the state's financial crisis. protesters say the hike will hurt students depending on state-funded education. >>> and officials in india say they suspect right wing activists of attacking a mumbai tv station today. the suspects say that it was an act of retaliation against the channel's bias against their leader. offices at ibn was ransacked and employees were beaten. deputy police
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or casts a poor light on the american model? and does this in some way affect america's power, its soft power, if you will. american was seen as the leading example of capitalism around the world. the advance model and does that now cast some doubt. >> there is temporary -- a temporary questioning about the intelligence of the american model. but i have seen these things much better. i think way back in the late '60s. economies at yale professor robert griffin wrote that very famous book "gold in the dollar crisis." the currency of the world. that the united states should take a lead to -- [ iunintelligible ] the united states from difficult situation. it has shown remarkable capacity to bounce back the unperennial spirit which is a hallmark of the enterprise system. i have no doubt that these things are not -- any shifts but that the american economy has the capacity to bounce back to its normal growth. >> so the russian government and the chinese government in various ways have been suggesting or hinting that they might prefer a world without the dollar as a reserve currency. you do n
, but fourth in purchasing power. it's the third largest economy in asia behind japan and china. and america is its most important business partner. we buy indian software, textiles, jewelry and leather. that's one reason india forecasts economic growth in the neighborhood of 6% to 7% in the year ahead. >>> now, money still just a small part of this whole equation. we can factor in security, politics, diplomacy. to do that, let's meet our next guest. he's a professor of indian studies at indiana university. also the research director of iu center on american and global security. hello to you, sir. also i'm joined right now by cnn national political correspondent jessica yellin, there she is. good afternoon to you both. i guess i want to go ahead and start with you, if i can, jessica, about this decision. we are still -- we're still waiting. we gave it a try today in that press conference to see if he would let us go to the thanksgiving break with the information. but not so. so, why are we still waiting? >> well, the president wants to unveil this in a formal way. we're expecting him to addr
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